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post #191 of 199
I wish people would stop over-using the phrase "next generation". The PS3 is still, apparently, a next generation console. Despite that fact that it's been our 4 years.
post #192 of 199
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Originally Posted by Boyboyd View Post
I wish people would stop over-using the phrase "next generation". The PS3 is still, apparently, a next generation console. Despite that fact that it's been our 4 years.
Are they still doing that? Hadn't noticed. I argued that the term needed to be dropped years ago...PS3/X360 are clearly current-gen, and PS2/XBox are last gen. PS4 and Xbox3 would be next-gen at this point.
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post #193 of 199
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Right, I don't see any products that use the Thunderbird connection.
http://www.9to5mac.com/53800/first-t...ie-and-others/

Not a whole lot just yet, but there's a handful.
 
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post #194 of 199
RE the DVD Drive:

I use DVDs in my MBP regularly (~once every other week). For the most part, I use the superdrive to install software I have on DVDs, burn something to a DVD that I would like to keep, or maybe watch an occasional DVD movie.

Blurays are still far too expensive to replace DVD burning IMO, and no software I have or even know of is on a bluray.

So while a having BluRay drive would be cool, it would not be practical for me, and im sure Apple being Apple they would jack up the price even further if they put a bluray drive in. (I'm a fan of Apple's laptops and phones, not a fan of the company itself)

Also for those who don't need a DVD drive, it is pretty easy and from what I hear fairly common practice to replace the Superdrive with a second HDD, the interface for the Super Drive is SATA II.
post #195 of 199
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Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post
with apple its not about the hardware its about the software, i got a 1.25GHz single core powerbook g4 with 1gb ram and i can open 200 safari windows before it starts slowing down. if you can find another computer running windows with similar specs that can do that then please tell me, i know that opening loads of windows for surfing the internet isnt the most important but i also done a start up race with my powerbook and my sisters laptop which has got a 2.8GHz intel dual core with 4gb ram and a 7200rpm HDD with windows 7 64bit and it took about 2 minutes to load to a usable state, where as on my powerbook it took 45 seconds and its got a 5400rpm HDD and it loads programs a lot quicker
This PC has every single bit of memory used up. It is also running the school based software. And when I mean the memory is used up, I'm saying there is a max of 12 MB free that the OS has forced clean.

Runs pretty well. Opera still running clean. Matlab is doing floor(randn(1,10000) in about 3 seconds. Must say, very nice Win7.

Is there slow done? Yes. Does it run nice? Yes.
post #196 of 199
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Originally Posted by nolonger View Post
Right, I don't see any products that use the Thunderbird connection.
All the mac book pros have Thunderbolt (unless they are refurbs). Right now I think the only things to use are a single monitor, and Lacie is supposed to have HardDrives.
post #197 of 199
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Laziness. "Stole" is ban\\died about a lot when a company didn't invent something but is frequently given the credit for it. I'm obviously guilty of this sort of misinformation myself, and I'll have to watch it in the future...saying Apple "stole" the mouse from Xerox is just as inaccurate as the people who think Apple invented the mouse, and I am generally pretty harsh on people who spread misinformation. So time to take some of my own medicine...stop saying things like this, Vulcan!!!
The other examples I gave weren't inventions per say. I brought up things that Apple made a reality. They didn't invent Unix on the desktop, app stores, selling music online, etc.

Apple did do exactly what I said which was make the mouse a reality, not a in the lab reality but a put food on the table, create possibilities and jobs reality.

There was a lot of foresight involved and buckets of cash, design and ergonomic testing. They also could have gave up when the pre-Macintosh Lisa gobbled up tons of bad press and mountains of cash.

So yeah, I actually think Apple deserves as much credit for the mouse as we know it as the 1st person who thought of turning a track ball over.

I'm glad you took the time to read my reply as sometimes OCN seems to be very skim heavy.
post #198 of 199
Here's a thought about blu-ray... Apple may be betting that highpowered video cards and compression algorithms will stripping away the amount of data that needs to transfer for for 1080p HD... that and maybe overnight downloads.

I know thats not the videophile answer. But having seen cable and dish HD, it's not like it's hard to easily exceed that.
post #199 of 199
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All the mac book pros have Thunderbolt (unless they are refurbs). Right now I think the only things to use are a single monitor, and Lacie is supposed to have HardDrives.
Just saw these Lacie products. I'll probably get one of those RAID arrays for 3x 500GB RAID5 array.
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